What should I do after a serious reaction to a flu vaccine?

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If you have had a serious reaction to a seasonal influenza vaccine, call a doctor, or get to a doctor right away. Tell your doctor what happened, the date and time it happened, and when you got the flu shot. Ask your doctor, nurse, or health department to file a Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) form, or call VAERS at 1-800-822-7967.

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